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Royal Wootton Bassett
Town Council

We honour those who serve

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council

We honour those who serve

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t: 01793 850222

e: enquiries@royalwoottonbassett.gov.uk

Christmas Lights in High Street

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT HIGH STREET
All of the lights should be on in the high street now. (New for this year, we now have baubles in the lime trees, along the street too. Let us know your feedback). We know that the lights are going on earlier than usual but as this year has been so unusual we decided to switch on the lights early to keep everyone’s spirits up.
We hope you like them.

Annual Christmas trees delivery

The Town Council are pleased to announce the delivery of the annual Christmas trees this Sunday 15th November. On that morning a three way traffic system will be in place on the High Street and Station Road between 7am and 10am. The pedestrian crossing by the War Memorial will be switched off, so please use the alternative crossing during this time. We look forward to seeing the trees illuminated from Friday 27th November 2020.

Photo of lit Christmas trees by Town Hall

Community solar panel discount scheme launched

Launch of community solar panel discount scheme for local residents – including Purton

 Local environmental groups have worked together to create a game changing group-buying scheme to help communities reduce their carbon emissions

Royal Wootton Bassett Environmental Group have joined Zero Chippenham and Sustainable Calne to offer residents of their towns up to 20% off solar photovoltaic panels. Zero Chippenham set up the scheme last year by carefully vetting several high-quality MSG certified solar panel suppliers and negotiating discounts ranging from 10 – 20% depending on the size and type of panels.

Zero Chippenham expanded its scheme first to Calne and now to Royal Wootton Bassett and surrounding areas including Purton. Anyone in SN4, SN5 and SN15 can apply. As solar photovoltaic panels are not included in the government’s Green Homes Grant, the scheme offers the opportunity to get them for a discount. Residents can read about how the scheme works by visiting https://www.ecorwb.org/community-solar-pv-discount or emailing ecorwb@mail.com to apply with their name and contact details.

With global warming reaching an ever-increasing level, consumers are seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Part of the hopes of a green recovery following the global pandemic rest on a move toward renewable energy. Royal Wootton Bassett Environmental Group, Sustainable Calne and Zero Chippenham hope the scheme will enable their local communities to afford solar panels and help the environment.

Nick Murry, Chair of Zero Chippenham said, “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Royal Wootton Bassett Environmental group in expanding our Community Solar Panel Discount Scheme, which is already taking off in Chippenham and Calne.  Generating more renewable energy is essential in cutting carbon and achieving net zero by 2030.  This scheme has been designed to make it easy for people to make a positive choice to install PV by offering excellent value and reliable installers.”

Residents wanting to find out more about Royal Wootton Bassett Environmental group can join the discussion on their Facebook page or read about their other community projects on www.ecorwb.org Chippenham residents can visit https://zerochippenham.org/chippenham-solar-pv-buying-scheme/ and Calne residents www.sustainablecalne.org.uk/scp-pveoi.html

 

 

Remembrance Services

Remembrance in Royal Wootton Bassett

With Covid-19 pandemic gripping the country at present, remembrance services will be held in a different way in the town this year.

On Remembrance Sunday, November 8th the usual parade will not be taking place. Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council and the town’s branch of the Royal British Legion would ask as a mark of respect, people who normally attend to stay home. Instead, a pre-recorded church service for remembrance will be made available to view on St Bartholomew’s & All Saints Church ‘You Tube’ account, and on the Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council’s website and Facebook page on this day, Sunday 8th November. PLEASE SEE VIDEO BELOW.

On Wednesday 11th November, Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council and RBL Royal Wootton Bassett will conduct a short wreath laying ceremony, observing the rule of six, on the behalf of the town at the war memorial on the High Street, after a two minute silence at 11am. Residents are encouraged to mark their respect by standing at their doorstep for two minutes silence at 11am.

Representatives from Royal Wootton Bassett groups and organisations are invited to lay a wreath after the ceremony on Wednesday 11th November, in accordance with Government guidelines.

Residents who wish to spectate on Wednesday 11th November can only do so with their own household or with those in their support bubble, or individually with one other person from outside their household. Social distancing should be observed at all times. We would ask anyone who is symptomatic, or in isolation as close contacts of a case, or who has been advised to do so by NHS Test & Trace and those quarantining NOT to attend, in compliance with the latest guidance from the UK Government.


A short service of Remembrance filmed in St Bartholomew and All Saints Church in the week preceding second lockdown.
It brings together representatives from the congregation, the Town Council, the Royal British Legion and MOD Lyneham, and focuses around the reading of the names of the Royal Wootton Bassett fallen in World Wars I and II.
The service is led by the Vicar, the Revd Canon Jane Curtis.
The National Anthem is played by our organist David Parks and is reproduced under Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) Licence no. 1260996 including Streaming Licence for digital sharing of songs performed by our own church musicians.

Missing DEFIB

DEFIB IN ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT HIGH STREET RETURNED

GREAT NEWS – We are pleased to announce the DEFIBRILLATOR has been returned and is now back in its rightful place by the Post Office. Thank you to everyone who shared our message and spread the word, a truly successful community effort.

 

New National Restrictions from 5 November

The UK Government has new national restrictions from 5 November, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available.

COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK and in other countries. We must act now to control the spread of the virus. The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home, to protect the NHS and save lives.

When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why, from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, the Government is taking the following action:

  1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for specific purposes.
  2. Preventing gathering with people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
  3. Closing certain businesses and venues.

These new measures have been carefully judged to achieve the maximum reduction in growth in the number of cases, preventing the NHS from being overwhelmed, whilst ensuring that schools, colleges and universities stay open and that as many people as possible continue to work

Until Thursday 5 November, the relevant Local Covid Alert Level measures will continue to apply in the area where you live. From Thursday the national restrictions replace the local restrictions in your area. No new areas will move in the LCAL Very High restrictions between now and Thursday.

The new measures will apply nationally for four weeks up to Wednesday 2 December. At the end of the period, we will look to return to a regional approach, based on the latest data.

Complying with the new measures will help limit the spread of coronavirus, reduce the impact on the NHS and save lives. They will be underpinned by law which will make clear about what you must and must not do from 5 November. The relevant authorities, including the police, will have powers to enforce the law – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.

Protect your loved ones. Download the App.

Please download the NHS App to keep updated on the latest guidance from Thursday 5 November.

There is separate additional guidance for households with a possible or confirmed coronavirus infection

Please by working together it is hoped we can protect our communities, our most vulnerable and our NHS.

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